Quilting with rulers

A couple of years ago (at least) I treated myself to a Westerlee arc ruler and associated foot with the intention of using it on my quilts. 



Unfortunately the intention never became reality, I wasn't brave enough to try the ruler and was even considering getting rid of it. Then I saw some posts by Sue Moore (Sue's Stitch by Stitch) who is an accredited Westerlee tutor, so I bit the bullet and booked a course.

And I'm really glad I did. The ruler does take a bit of brain power to use but it's not impossible and I quickly learnt how to do some very pleasing quilting.

From this...



...which was useful for both learning the technique and setting my machine up.

Via this...



...to this...



All done using the one ruler and foot during a five hour course. I now need to continue practicing but there is no question of getting rid of the ruler, in fact I think I'll be buying more.



Comments

Raewyn said…
Good on you - it looks great!! I have 'the odd' quilting ruler too and find I've not used them as much as I could...a course would be a great boost :-)
Bethan said…
Oh wow! You'll have to teach me now please x
Laura said…
You are not alone! I don't have Westerlee rulers, but I do have other quilting rulers, and I need a whole lotta practice!